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Gina Czarnecki

Gina Czarnecki’s art is realised in a diverse and often unconventional range of media, including installations, sculpture, video, and site specific works

Gina started her career making animated film and video in the 1980s that focused philosophical questions through engaging with the visceral, psychological and biological body. Since the mid1990s, this combined with her fascination with convergent developments in life sciences and technologies, their possible applications and how this shapes and informs identity.

Her work Spine, (2005) was her first work for large-scale public projection that aimed to engage ‘ambient’ viewers. In her more recent works, The Wasted Works, described loosely as participatory sculptures, Gina has transformed body-matter and biomedical procedures into familiar, every-day objects such as chairs, chandeliers and children’s toys , combining a sense of threat with a sense of irony to create works that draw the viewer in on emotive, ethical and intellectual levels. Out of the Wasted Works she developed the Arts and Ethics Advisory Panel (2009-13). Czarnecki works often in collaboration with musicians, programmers and scientists. 

She has participated in numerous international exhibitions including Brisbane International Arts Festival, (2009),Ars Electronica,(1999) ISEA, (1998) and Lumiere 2013. Solo exhibitions include Moving Image Centre, New Zealand, (2005) and a retrospective show at the Bluecoat (2010). She was awarded a Creative Scotland Award (2002), the Fleck Fellowship Banff (2004) and Best Australian/New Zealand Dance Film (2005) as well as numerous other prizes. 



Gina Czarnecki will be featuring in Session 2 - Making

Make:Shift Presenters

Dr Sarat Babu
Julia Bennett
Lauren Bowker
Gerard Briscoe
Mark Burrows
Annabelle Campbell
Mark Champkins
Professor Daniel Charny
Amy Congdon
Professor Geoffrey Crossick
Gina Czarnecki
Boris Debackere
Matt Durran
Lizete Druka
Michael Eden
Gregory Epps
Bronac Ferran
Grant Gibson
Dr Karen Ingham
Michelle Kasprzak
Professor Roger Kneebone
Dr Zoe Laughlin
Professor Julia Lohmann
Martina Margetts
Alex McLean
Tom Metcalfe
Dr Mark Miodownik
Ammar Mirjan
Gareth Neal
Professor Raymond Oliver
Dr Claire Pajaczkowska
Professor Mike Press
Fi Scott
Professor Lucy Di Silvio
Rhian Soloman
Dr Becky Stewart
Dries Verbruggen